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What would you say is the single best thing the NC legislature should do to improve the economy and create jobs?

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I can’t say really truthfully because on one hand they need to create jobs, but on the other hand they keep fighting with each other.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Back the President.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Hispanic

    Lower taxes on businesses and incentives.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower the fuel tax.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Repeal regulations.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Give more business more opportunities to get themselves established, it would help stimulate job growth. And also set aside training programs, and the direction the job market looks. Give incentive to potential candidates for job fields.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Just use real common sense.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring in more small business. But they can’t do it with such government involvement and regulations.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce government spending and reduce the state government greed.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    They need to move on clean energy. They need to provide training in new technologies to people who have been out of work, and also high school graduates who are not going to college.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower business taxes, it will help in creating jobs.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    South Carolina just took over a new company that is building a carpet manufacturer.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Hispanic

    Lower taxes, make it more business friendly.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reject ObamaCare and lower taxes, we are a federal country now so it doesn’t matter.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bringing jobs back they sent overseas.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should raise taxes and increase spending.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Balance the budget.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get together, they may pass something decent, two heads think better than one.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes to attract more business in the area.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Focus on recruiting manufacturers.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut spending. It will help in cutting westing programs and not using taxes erroneously.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure about that.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Go after retirees using a tax exemption like Florida does. It would attract retirees and snowbirds from other areas. Instead of traveling to Florida, they could stop in North Carolina.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Create an environment that attracts businesses and cuts taxes to reduce regulation.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Get rid of Tillis and Burger.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know. I couldn’t pick just one thing.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes and quit spending money that we don’t have.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Allow programs to pass through that the governor is proposing.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Do whatever they can to improve the housing market. Make it easier to obtain financing.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Solicit new businesses and business development in the state.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Motivation to come out of Raleigh.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they should learn to work together.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce taxes and burdensome regulations, by making it easy to start a business and where they can hire. But we are hyper regulated. We do not encourage them to start their own business. There are too many rules and people organizations to deal with to start a business.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Help the small business man.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I really don’t know. You know they sent all our jobs overseas and before they went over there, the union was driving up the wages so bad that they couldn’t make a profit anyway. The greed of the stockholders, they didn’t care about the workers. I don’t know what it will take.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should quit throwing money away.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce taxes. It will bring in business and help universities to continue, we are taxing ourselves out of existence. I mean reduce capillary taxes on my house for example, I am still in favor of voluntary taxes like on everyday purchases.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not too sure. I’ve no idea.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Hispanic

    Lower taxes, because I would have more money in my paycheck and I could spend more money on commodities and things like that. Also, lowering the gas tax to make gas cheaper.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Hispanic

    Grid lock working together.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Nothing I can think of. Start giving out state jobs I guess. At least it would stop them from drawing and they would be paying taxes.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Creating more business than cash flow in the state.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Ref

    I don’t think there is much they can do except create a business-friendly environment and improve education. Reduce business taxes and regulations for new businesses.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce gas taxes.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce corporation and small business tax, including vote against the funding of the Affordable Care Act.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know to be honest with you.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Infrastructure improvements. It would put people to work.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes, less regulations for business.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Become serious about politics.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Be more pro business.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should just create them and make jobs, there is so much out there for people to do.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get a new governor which is going to happen, at this point probably McCrory.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Equal budgets, no deficits.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut spending.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Everybody back to work.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Well, not come in with the game plan from ALEC as previous, like when they came with their list, and accomplished and improved their prospects with the people who handle the money for their campaign. I wish they were more interested in helping the people at large instead of helping people who put the money in their pockets.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Start making people prove, to e-verify, prove green cards are legitimate. They don’t even check to make sure the names jive, I have heard. Just a valid Social Security number is all they need. There can be ten people on that Social Security number I was told.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Other

    Look after our youth because are youth are the future.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know, but I hope they have some ideas.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Ref

    They are going to have to entice businesses to come to this state. Yesterday we have a business coming to Western North Carolina.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They need to get together as a group, all of them, and agree on something.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know how to answer that one either.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Improve the infrastructure, improving this will create jobs.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Put people back to work. I think if they quit spending money, put people back to work, reduce welfare and put the illegals back where they belong.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut the budget by getting rid of unnecessary expenses.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think the clean energy would be a good way for the future. Also, new resources and education needs to be improved. Education can create more jobs and is the key to a lot of the problems.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Unknown.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Let new smaller business come into the areas where people can work. Also, let people who can form businesses in their homes work from home, especially if they are not able to work for large businesses. Also, more affordable day care, which would help out a lot of people who have to work.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Double check areas on government spending and areas where budget cuts are.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Favorable tax structure for small businesses and lowering the state tax.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Keep the taxes low. It would stimulate small businesses and it would help people on Social Security have a little more money to spend.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Less regulation on small businesses so they can grow. Because of the harsh climate most small businesses fail in the first year due in part to regulation. So, in my opinion, less regulation would mean more jobs.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut their own pay instead of the lower people go to the higher people.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Keep companies afloat.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I do not know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Put money into education.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stay within the budget and do not spend more than we have.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I have no idea or solutions or suggestions on this.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Bring jobs that are business friendly.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    The Republicans ought to go home and let somebody else have a shot at it. Too many career politicians. The job should be for four years or less. Politicians don’t know how to take care of the common folks. I think it would make a real turnaround. Get more out of it than a paycheck.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    If I knew that I’d be running for office.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Quit buying everything from China and have people working in industries here in the USA. Our downfall was when we started buying everything from China. Our industries were sent overseas in exchange for cheap labor, and they are hurting the economy by doing that, and it is un-American.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they need to lower taxes.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Give tax breaks and cut red tape to enable the small businesses to grow and hire more employees.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Put ceiling process on things, such as gas and groceries.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Spend money on education. Hire back the teachers.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Ease restrictions on businesses, more of them will move to this state.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    It should work on the economy instead of spending it’s time on gay rights. It is ridiculous for the legislature to be spending money on the act, spending too much time on useless things instead of the important issues.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They have raised taxes and that has hurt the people in some areas.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce taxes, and I think especially on the gas tax. North Carolina is about the highest of all the states for gas. We also have a seven and a half percent tax for the state. States that are doing better have no state tax. Also spending, right now we have a group that is trying to get a toll road that we really don’t need. As a matter of fact, there are two toll roads that are not needed.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Find jobs and don’t go up on taxes.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think the biggest thing is for the state to give companies breaks to create more jobs.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Stop letting people out-source jobs.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I am not certain about that.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Reduce the cost for truck drivers to get a license. Decrease the amount of truckers unions.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Checking the identification for working illegal immigrants and finding the individuals or companies that employ them. It just isn’t right that we pay welfare, food stamps and everything else they want to illegal immigrants, and then they take jobs that should go to citizens on top of that.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    There should be more of a tax break to small businesses.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They could work on the education system.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t have any suggestions about that, that’s why I’m not running for office.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Give more money to education so that those children benefiting from those funds would be better educated for the state.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They could create infrastructure.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Start with the infrastructure.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I have no idea. I pay more attention to national.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I really don’t know. Bring in new businesses perhaps.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Make North Carolina a place for all people to want to work.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I have no idea.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut taxes for small business.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not really sure.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Focus on education and technology.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get rid of the high taxes.

  • AREA: Charlotte GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    The state should bring more industry into the state, which would create more jobs and increase money flow in the state.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Increase welfare payments.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I haven’t got a clue. Increase roads.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I can’t really think of anything because all they do is butt heads with Perdue.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Trying to get jobs back into North Carolina, lower taxes.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Probably cut business taxes and support new businesses.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Actually mean what he says and uphold his promises.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I do not know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    And that will take money for jobs.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Tax cuts for independent business people. Tax cuts for anybody who brings their business to the state.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut taxes and grow jobs.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    By having manufacturing here. We should do everything we can, tax breaks to keep manufacturing in the United States. Companies should not be rewarded if they move their factories overseas.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Try to attract more businesses and corporations to North Carolina, and bring our jobs and call centers back from overseas.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Read Second Chronicles.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should stop focusing on things that have nothing to do with job creation. They have spent all their time dealing with non-economic issues, particularly social issues and health care issues for women, which have nothing to do with the economy and need for jobs.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    If you’re looking to improve the economy and create jobs, maybe some of those fat cats need to be more open minded and listen to the people, find out their abilities, and create jobs for their abilities. If they bring their level of standards down to regular people’s standard’s, they should just back up and take notice of what is happening. I don’t have a solution, but if they are doing something wrong, they need to quit doing it and should look to the common working people to do that.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Make it a right to work state.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I really don’t know what to say.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should bring the jobs that they sent overseas back to North Carolina.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know what it would take.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Don’t outsource.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    We need to get off that it’s a war between the Democrats and Republicans. Start doing what’s best for the state, for the people. Start doing what they were elected for and stop fighting.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Nothing, because the government does not create jobs.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Making too many rules and regulations, need to ease up and maybe later try to reign back.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Hard to say. I can’t say.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Native American

    Take the education lottery and use it for education.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Ref

    Tax incentive for business. Promote manufacturing.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Tax reductions for businesses to move to North Carolina.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I really do not know, I do not think they do either.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Have a flat tax. Have a sales tax on everything.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I would definitely increase spending on education and infrastructure between K-12, you would be guaranteed a brighter future and with infrastructure you can make thousands of jobs overnight.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Hispanic

    Stop outsourcing jobs to other countries.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Make it easier on businesses and keep jobs here in the state.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Give more incentives to the businesses they are trying to bring in. It would encourage the businesses to come to the area. They wouldn’t come without it.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Let the people create the work. There are too many rules and regulations made by the government to where people can’t work.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I do not know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    The legislature should hold down taxes, balance the budget, and reward small businesses. Hold folks accountable to spend their money wisely.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I really don’t have an opinion on that.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Try to keep jobs in the state. Stop outsourcing our jobs.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They need to raise taxes, this way they can get ride of this program so people can get back to work.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Do more favorable things for businesses.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Offer more incentives for businesses.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Kick everybody out that is currently there.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes and expand education. Have more money in your pocket. The more money you spend, the more jobs created.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Quit sending our stuff out of the country and be careful of who you give money to. Some people know how to work the system, they need to stop giving money to people who can work, or try to make it by working.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Less government.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I do not know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring the jobs to North Carolina, not send them away. I don’t like that outsourcing of all the jobs.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    More plants, commercial plants.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Fewer regulations and lower taxes on businesses.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should stop imports.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Unknown.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Probably regulations to make it easier for companies to come in. I just feel like there should be more incentives and tax free opportunities to grow business here.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they should support public education and stop doing so much testing in public schools. They should raise taxes on wealthy people and create more jobs, and prepare the bridges and roads.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Education system in North Carolina. We cannot educate properly.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Pass an infrastructure bill. And education.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring our plants back.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring jobs back to the United States.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they should go forward with hiring people to work on the infrastructure to improve and repair existing systems statewide, and work towards reestablishing an adequate mental health care system.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I can’t answer that question because I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Give tax breaks to businesses who move to North Carolina.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I really can’t say.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    More tax breaks to increase job growth.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Fire all the Republicans. They suck.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Get some of these ones that have been in there so long, out. And I think that the education could be better in North Carolina. I don’t think the teachers are being paid fairly.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Focus more on education. Creating more teacher’s jobs and educating children so they will be able to get jobs.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not really sure what they should do, or if they could even improve the economy or create jobs. I don’t know what they should do.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should invest in clean energy which in turn would create more jobs.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Put god first.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Raise the sales tax.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring back the jobs to North Carolina that were sent overseas years ago, such as factory jobs and furniture manufacturing companies. We need those companies here in America, not over there.

  • AREA: Western GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Raise taxes, people that make over $200,000, and possibly lower than absolute income tax to lower people.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Redo education.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should pass laws that are favorable to businesses, reduce business taxes, especially on small businesses.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    It’s like it is because people are being greedy, we should be able to go abroad and open businesses but not at the cost of damaging our own country.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Spending for infrastructure.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring manufacturing back into North Carolina. It will create a cycle and new jobs.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Pass reasonable, sensible laws and don’t create unreasonable restrictions on businesses, don’t create variables in environmental causes.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Getting together, working together in harmony instead of everything being party, party, party. I think anytime people work together to resolve problems instead of standing for a party.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I strongly support the right to work in this state, and get rid of some bad regulations.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get rid of the current governor. Romney as president.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Less regulations in business, cut the red tape.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They need to bring tobacco back to this state instead of getting rid of everything, it’ll bring jobs that way. Also, quick raising taxes so we can actually make a living.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Hispanic

    Less government regulations and involvement.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Help small businesses with tax breaks and bring manufacturing back.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Do something to lower gas prices.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I am not for the big companies coming here. Maybe some tax breaks to put in the infrastructure, but a highway here was built for nothing when a company was going to come in and didn’t.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    More education for the students so they are more prepared for the future to get better jobs.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Asian Or Pacific islander

    Legalize marijuana.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Hispanic

    More public jobs. People could go back to work and start paying taxes.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should allow offshore drilling and getting natural gas.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Tough question, I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Well, one thing is we need to continue to have better economic development and a better environment with tax incentives for businesses to succeed in North Carolina.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Resign.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes, like the gas tax for war.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get ride of a lot of regulations that hinder people with their own expertise.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should reduce taxes.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think that people that work in businesses are better equipped to do something about the economy than the legislature or politicians can.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    A part of that would be the tax rate on gas. I think he should also go help pay for the new tax.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Quit and be replaced.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Work together.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Stop sending the jobs overseas and bring them back so people can have their jobs. Have fair pay so they can live in their homes and not be homeless.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get out of the way, let the free market do its business.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Come off of some of that money and start hiring public employees. People could get off of unemployment and start paying taxes again.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Less government involvement and regulations.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Quit outsourcing.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Spend to create jobs.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Native American

    Quit sending jobs overseas and quit allowing illegal immigrants into the country. Quit letting communists into the country. No.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Hire public employees. It’s better to pay them for working than to have them just sit around and draw unemployment.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes, especially business taxes and the state gasoline taxes coming from a North Carolina business man.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Ref

    I think that we have a strong agricultural base. I think that the government should facilitate the connection and the growth of our farm industry with the local farmer and the local need for food. I think that a system could be set up that lets individuals buy into the natural gas energy system. Essentially, that you pay now and you get the revenue stream from that in the future. The government needs to be the facilitator to connect the needs and the provider. Allow innovative programs to be created to connect with the needs and desires of people. I think I would like to see good descriptions and goals of the things that we expect government to do and I would like to see the expense. The government needs to come up with a report card for themselves that shows what they should be doing and how well they are doing and how much I am paying for that. Having that information privy will help the people make better decisions. For example, DMV is not really efficient, and if I could tell how much I am paying for that service it would be easy to make cuts.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut spending, and work within a balanced budget.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Implement more infrastructure, transportation, and more funding to repair roads. Create more jobs with labor and more business.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Figure out a way to bring manufacturing back.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I really have no idea.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Stop playing politics and come together as one, and start dealing with and solving all the problems.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Have to spend money. I hate to say raise taxes. You have to find a way to make money.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Create real plan for jobs.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Attract new business to the area and bring back some of the businesses and jobs that went China.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut taxes.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Just continue what they’re doing and make it reasonable for companies to move to this state.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Asian Or Pacific islander

    I’m not sure.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I couldn’t say.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I would have to think long and hard on that one.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring back the factories, the people who built furniture here. You get no tax breaks. If people don’t start creating jobs and changing the rules to do business, we are not going to have jobs here. I try to buy things here purchased in North Carolina.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they could keep their jobs here and not ship them, that is what they could start with. People lost their jobs because of that.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they should put in the policy for welfare recipients to take drug tests. They should get job training or community service instead of just getting the money.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring new jobs to North Carolina.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stop sending jobs overseas and keep as many factories as possible in the United States.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Native American

    Make college loans accessible to students, get people trained and skilled.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Drug test Medicaid recipients.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I do not know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I am not sure.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I can’t answer that.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    More money on education.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know. Being a retired person, they are trying like they have been I guess.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They could give benefits, like tax credits, to North Carolina companies.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I have no idea.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    No opinion.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Stop giving themselves raises, they make too much money. We should stop giving them so many perks.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Create a real budget and stick to it, cut spending on programs that don’t work and reduce taxes. It would free up some money to create some jobs, it would have to, you would think.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Discontinue building up additional programs that help people that want to keep unemployment.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Funding education.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Open the companies and businesses that were closed.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Their needs to be corporate legislation restricting the outsourcing of jobs.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They will have to get industry back.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I really don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower the taxes.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    It should make it easier for the community to entice companies here.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I’m not really sure. I think they’re basically doing the right thing.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stop laying off public sector workers and cutting the budget, and start finding ways to develop jobs in the state. They can’t cut their way out of the recession.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Ref

    Focus on education, don’t lay teachers off, and focus on tourism.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Republicans need to leave.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Bring more businesses into the state, more jobs and more taxes.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Other

    Let all Democrats and Republicans come together. Our differences are what is holding us back.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they need to get the country out of debt and everything else will fall into place.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Attract new businesses.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should not reward companies that send their business overseas with a tax break.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring more companies in and make them more welcome. I guess that would be through taxes.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Native American

    Open the furniture factories and cotton mills again. It would make jobs for folks.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Hire more people into places. Accept temporary jobs until other jobs open up.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Do what they said and use lottery money for education, rather than cutting the education budget and filling in with lottery money. It will educate our children.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Native American

    Take back the Bush tax cuts, they are killing us here, and work within a budget. Everyone else does.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Hispanic

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get more manufacturing. Make stuff in North Carolina.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    We have to work together and stop fighting each other.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Support small business, the legislature should stay out of the way and stay focused more on important issues.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they should hire more teachers and aggressively keep manufacturing in North Carolina. It’s kind of like always, buy locally and support the small business man.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Pass laws that will help our manufacturing and textile industries recover.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Native American

    Replace the current politicians and elect new ones.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I have no idea.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    To keep our businesses in the United States and not send them over seas.

  • AREA: Piedmont Triad GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know, I have no opinion.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Again, give fair brakes to small businesses, the majority or hires are the ones getting people jobs here in this state. I would like the legislature to do more, and I truly believe that community colleges should be for everybody, and they offer jobs in basic jobs like electricity, plumbing and other.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Help small businesses with reduced taxes and repeal the health care tax.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    We have to take care of our budget.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Try to cut fuel and gas prices.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    The public sector, it would be hiring police, teachers and civil servants.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t have an answer to that question. Provide some incentives for industry to come here. I don’t mind giving tax breaks if they come here and give jobs.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes for corporations to bring businesses here.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Keep government from getting bigger. Make state government less oppressive by putting less stress on businesses.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Make college free.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should support small and medium businesses.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce regulations in the house.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They need to do something about all this other stuff they got going on.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    To make welfare and unemployment less then minimum wage. If you can make more money sitting on the couch, why work. Also, provide drug testing for any government help, that will put more money in our pockets right there.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    To refuse to sign up for ObamaCare, just like Texas and other states.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Don’t give contracts to out of state countries and make jobs here.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Long-term education, short-term, I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think the illegals shouldn’t get any amnesty and take our jobs.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stay at home. Get them out of business. Cut back on work hours and mileage pay. We don’t need to pay them unless there is an emergency.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    We need to reduce taxes and own the small businesses. And get rid of ObamaCare, which is going to cost jobs, doctors, nurses and nurses facilities because they are going to quit. The small business will start hiring people and they will be able to profit from it and so will the economy, people will be put to work.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Vote for Romney in November.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Asian Or Pacific islander

    Bring back industry to North Carolina. We have lots of jobs in services like working in restaurants, but there are not enough jobs in industry and manufacturing. People want to do manual labor. There are smart, intellectual computer people here, and jobs, but where are the jobs for all the workers.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce taxes. It would put more money into people’s pockets and politicians will have to make smarter decisions when spending money.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Have more opportunities for the children who are graduating high school and who have college degrees for that profession.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Other

    Get the manufacturing and textile jobs back.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Ref

    Reduce small business regulations. Tax reform. Reevaluate environmental policies. Reduce impediments to entrepreneurship and encourage energy exploration.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Balance the budget. I think it would eventually create more jobs. It would eliminate jobs that are not necessary and create jobs that are necessary.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    The best thing they can do is restore business in America and keep people working. That provides jobs and that will bring the economy back on track.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Bring more companies into North Carolina.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    To pass the JOBS Act.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Stop taxing us to death for one, less taxes might not create jobs, but it will help the economy.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Balance the budget, don’t spend what you don’t have.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce taxes on corporations and on citizens.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Develop alternative energy.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Raise taxes.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I really can’t comment on that right now.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get rid of the give away programs, people need to go back to work. You want to eat? Go to work.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not really sure, having legislation conducive to business, I’m saying with some reservation.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Raise some taxes somewhere, someplace. Generate more income for educational programs. We are forty-seventh in nation on funding schools.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    One of the main things I would say, there are so many things they’re getting into, but to answer the question, I would say a change of administration.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Refused.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t really know the answer.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Balance the budget, keep people working even if they have to get less hours or pay. Listen, this thing is going to be with us for the next ten to fifteen years and we don’t need to be putting people out of work. At least folks could live until we get out of this thing. I was born in 1936, right after the Depression, and it took us a while to come back, and it will this time, but we have to get the right people in there and start turning this thing around. People are going to have to learn to make sacrifices and get by with less, but I believe the American public is strong enough and smart enough to do this.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Give them a little more freedom and don’t tax them to death. We don’t need more tax increases.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    More spending to make jobs.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Probably make the state government smaller. If they waste less money and then lower taxes, and keep more people in business, that will bring America back in business.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Invest in education on all fronts. We have a bunch of high tech jobs in this state, but the majority of North Carolina residents are missing out on them due to lack of education.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They need a plan, they need to take action with a plan. Promote the economy in this state. Come up with incentives. Get out and hustle, work at it.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I honestly don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Replace Governor Perdue.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Education.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure, it’s hard to say.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Asian Or Pacific islander

    Cut the taxes.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower the gas tax. Put more money in the pockets of people.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think that they need to reduce taxes on individuals, businesses and retail tax. The corporate tax rate is highest in the southeast. Reduce it to where we are the lowest in the southeast instead of highest. The Department of Commerce needs to show interest in bringing in outside companies. There are companies interested, losing the international tire, project soccer. The people in Raleigh did not want to speak with them.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Focus on education.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know. We need to utilize our own oil resources, that would create more jobs. Stop lending alcohol with gasoline.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Remove a lot of Republicans from office, they have a lot of different views on almost all issues.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Put more money towards additional education or people that live in the state.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I have no idea.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Encourage new jobs and growth.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring in businesses that provide jobs. They have gotten rid of the ones that did, which was pointless.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Work hard.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think the best thing to do is get rid of the lottery because I feel it’s just a game. And be very responsible with the state budget.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut out unnecessary government spending.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reinvest in North Carolina and do not cater to special interest groups. They would be more fair about their decisions right now, both sides are for whoever is filling their pockets.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Continue to provide incentives for businesses to move here.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    To not tax the wealthy. So to create jobs by letting the wealthy invest in bringing jobs, instead of taxing them so much.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    When a law is passed in North Carolina they tend to slip unrelated things in the law, if you pass a law relating to one thing there should be nothing else slipped in. There would be more money to hire people.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Stop sending jobs overseas, stop company tax breaks. People in North Carolina would be able to have jobs and take care of their children.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Ref

    Tax reform.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I think they should try every way they can to bring back jobs.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Put more money into education.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Try to create more jobs. It would help our unemployment rate and our economy. We still have people out of work. We have a few jobs but not jobs people want to run out and go and get.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I can’t really say.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know, except if there is such a thing as a rainy day fund they need to use it.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut back on some of the governments frivolous spending, then they wouldn’t keep raising our taxes and we would have more money to spend. It would create more jobs because there would be a higher demand.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I suggest repairing our infrastructure and buildings, that will provide a lot of jobs for people of varying skill levels.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I really have no idea, I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Entice more corporations to locate in North Carolina.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Increase money and put their money in extra education. They have lied about the money from the lottery going to education, they need to put more money into education, we are behind in some of our schools.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Less taxes in general.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stop throwing the money for stupid things and start spending the money on the things we need.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I do not know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get a grip on the darn spending and lower some of these taxes so that the American people can live again.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Give state employees and teachers a bigger raise, because it will put more money into the economy.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Unknown.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get ride of hiring friends and family for jobs, it should go to people that need them. Do not keep hiring people that stick their fingers into the lottery.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I guess create more jobs over here instead of sending them overseas. Support local business.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower the taxes businesses have to pay.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    The way I would do it, I would slash anything in the budget that’s not a necessity. It helps for the future, if we don’t start budgeting, our future generations will have to pay for it.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Support local businesses.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    To have McCrory as Governor.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stop saying no to everything. Everything that the Democrats have proposed the Republicans say no to.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Help small businesses and research different types of energy industries. You would need the people to do those thing and not take it somewhere else. Find sources of energy in North Carolina. Do something for ourselves.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Much more supervision on the banks. A clearer vision on what the banks are up to. No more bailouts.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I have no idea.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Redistribute taxes for the middle class.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think one of the biggest things is they need to look at state government and make it more efficient. I think they need to get rid of corruption, that goes for national as well. I don’t think it’s as necessary to eliminate departments as it is to clean them up and make them more efficient.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’d like to see the furniture factories move back into North Carolina. I’d also like to see more light manufacturing jobs in the state, it would create jobs and bring in taxes and get people off of unemployment.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce taxes on the small business. And frankly, they can tax bigger business in my opinion. Unfortunately, I’ve owned a small business and they are taxed severely.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Start concentrating more on jobs and less on making social policy.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They need to cut down on wasteful spending.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they could rework the tax structure. Make it more favorable for businesses.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I have no idea to be honest.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    We’re really going to have to bring more businesses to North Carolina. And I think we need to change some rules in North Carolina also.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Tax breaks for companies.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I can’t really say.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Work on recruiting to put a head quarters to bring jobs or a large production plant here in North Carolina and it would create jobs. We need to create a lot of different companies, especially for blue collar workers and for college kids that are looking for jobs, and make it a combination of both so that it benefits everyone.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    First stop, shutting down the people and stop sending jobs overseas, and fighting or irrelevant things, and give people what they want.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Make the sales taxes lower. North Carolina is the hole, and the best they can do is to make more business around the state to keep people working. This will improve the economy in this country.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Need to support education, back education.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Analyze their budget.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I have no idea whatsoever.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure how to do it, but people need to be back to work. They need more raises. Health care keeps going up, everything keeps going up, except peoples pay that still have a job. Teachers and firemen aren’t getting raises, they’re getting cuts.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Cut back the benefits of public employees. Give more opportunity so other people can get grants to go to college. Waive peoples criminal backgrounds so they can get jobs.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stop spending money.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I am not really sure on that.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Need to stop laying off state workers and discontinuing positions that they lay people off from. Start jobs on a state level so people have money to put back into the economy. They need to stop all the contradictions they have going on with the jobs.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get off their butts and do a real man’s job for a day. See what it is like. Be more sympathetic to the middle class.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I have no clue.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Ref

    I have no idea, they need to get out of the big corporations’ pocket. Get someone who can handle the money properly, business people with business sense.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Teachers need more money. Teachers are not treated fair.

  • AREA: Triangle GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Stimulate business growth.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Pay proper wages to the workers.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    No opinion.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Focus on jobs instead of social agendas.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get more jobs, it will help the economy.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the government. One of the big things is education, all three of my children went to private school. One of my sons was able to attend Vanderbilt University, from a public standpoint just throwing money at the problem doesn’t solve the problem. Regardless of the department, the same rules apply.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut taxes on businesses and cut spending. It would help by giving more leeway and money to hire employees.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    That’s their job to find out.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Offer economic incentives for business.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Have more jobs available.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Support businesses so that they can create more jobs.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get rid of illegal immigrants.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Unknown.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Restructure taxes to help small businesses.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Remove and cut out some of the paperwork. The bureaucracy.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    The single best thing to do is to put people to work with state jobs, like road construction, or using real state buildings for schools so the schools wouldn’t be so crowded.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes on petrol fuel. We’re higher than all the surrounding states.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Make sure they aren’t doing any outsourcing.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Education. Try to lower or keep down tuition costs.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Quit bickering. They should not have cut education spending. Instead of bickering they should use their resources to bring businesses into the state and they should use those resources to hire more government employees, because those are the ones that have lost their jobs.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce taxes.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Most importantly, get rid of all the aliens. Our health system is being overwhelmed. We are spending too much money on non-Americans. No one wants to take this on because it’s a political downfall. This is one of our biggest problems in the economy, it will keep us in a recession. We need more jobs.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I hung up on that. I don’t really know.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I just don’t know.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut taxes and tighten their belt.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Invest more in education.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Everyone should get a fair chance.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    It would be very hard to create jobs. Tax breaks. Tax breaks for farmers.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Well, I have no idea.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Work together and do not pass laws for a quick fix.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Don’t out source the US jobs. The wealthy should pay more taxes and donate to help lower class and middle class so they will not suffer. Farmers, fields workers and the elderly, they don’t get the best treatment because they are poor. All should be treated equally in hospitals and on the street. There needs to be training for jobs and raising of children, and parents take their responsibility.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Put an emphasis on important things instead of minor things. Concentrate on things that matter the most.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I do not know.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    No opinion.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Quit spending. Trim the welfare, education, food and all the points where the money is going to waste.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think we should cut wages and cut welfare.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should raise taxes and put more money in the school system.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should honor the God of the Bible and he will take care of the economy. I think it’s important to go away from socialist ideas. I think socialism is very detrimental to the society America has known for so long, and that is one thing that is really hurting our economy and needs to stop right away.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I couldn’t tell you.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut spending.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Pass laws.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut taxes. If we pay less taxes there will be more money to jump start the economy.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Look out for public employees.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    We don’t send the job market to overseas workers.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Offer more training for people that don’t have the education so that they can get more job training.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring in more businesses.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Give small businesses more incentives so they can hire more employees. Offer some grants.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Come up with some new kind of manufacturing that will catch on and will be developed in the United Stated, and be able to market it in the United States and worldwide.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Start cutting from the top of the jobs who are making the big money and don’t really matter.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    One things is all the giveaways programs, like welfare and food stamps, should be reevaluated or taken off. I don’t believe in giving the illegal aliens coming in amnesty.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Limit the term of entitlement programs.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I’m not sure.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Take care of education.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Maybe helping small businesses.

  • AREA: Northeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower gas prices or help the gas tax.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Low taxes on business.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut regulations on business.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Less tax on local business.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Keep the sales tax we used to have.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stop shipping so much work out. Bring back textile work to North Carolina. Open up spots for people to go make money. We are taxed for everything we do, every year. Registrations.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I do not know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Get ride of the taxes.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Less government. Government gets out of the way and companies will expand, get rid of some regulations in the system and we might accomplish something.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know because I don’t know how that stuff works.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Put a flat income tax out there.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Reduce taxes.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I do not think that they can do anything. Maybe make a better business environment.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I do not know, but I would like to see investment in vocational education.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Refused.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Cut wasteful spending.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They need to reduce the government.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Work with whichever president is in office. Go with their plans so that it can benefit the state. Do what your political beliefs were when you were running for office.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Support oil in our state.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Business friendly. Cut back on regulations or reduce taxes. Companies are just moving to South Caroline to save on taxes. Quit throwing incentives, and after the company will move when incentives run out.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring back the textile mills and furniture factories. It will give people jobs.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 18-24 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Unfreeze the budget.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    It should put some jobs out here for the people, building and road work.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes, bring jobs back from overseas and put them back to work.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Live within the budget.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Fund more education, better education.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Deal with the bureaucracy.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    You need industry to create jobs. I am an environmental person but you cannot let the environment interfere with peoples’ livelihoods. Invite industry in here and make it powerful enough for them to come.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Create jobs and bring textiles back.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Spend more on education and job interventions. And get more involved with more business and school programs. To hire more people.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Creating a better environment for people to serve businesses and for businesses to come here. And concentrating on providing services that people need, and less on frivolity and wasteful things.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know how to answer that myself right now.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Improve the economy.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Education focus on small business to make enough jobs to make a difference.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    No comment.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes on business. Try to get some industry back in here. Stop spending money. Do away with different government program that we don’t need. Get rid of the tax on gas and property tax.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stop all of the regulations.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: M PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should balance the budget.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I really don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I can’t really think of anything.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Listen to what the people need.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stop cutting education.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Stop shipping jobs overseas.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Start the factories back up and keep the workers here, not out of the country.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 35-44 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They need to get rid of the Mexicans. They should close businesses that hire illegal aliens. The illegal aliens’ children should not be allowed to attend our schools.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I am not sure.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Lower taxes and cut spending. Lowering taxes should free up more funds for small businesses to grow, and cutting spending should streamline the local government.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should increase businesses.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Drug tests to all that are on public assistance.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Bring back the furniture plants. It would give people their jobs back.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    They should bring the work back home.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    That’s hard to answer. The Republican Legislatures want to lower taxes for business. I think we should give out more education.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    They need to lower the taxes.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    No opinion.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: Ref IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Bring our jobs back.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I haven’t thought about it.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Quit fighting each other and work together to get jobs for North Carolina.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    Help people find jobs. Help people on social service to help themselves.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Af Am

    They should do more for Medicaid and Social Security.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Give businesses tax breaks. They could afford to start hiring again.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they should stop wasting their money on things like Amendment One. I don’t think they are doing anything about jobs, they are focusing on their social ideas.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Keep the jobs in the United States.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Quit handing out money to people who don’t need it. So many people stand in line to get money and they are able to work. Be conservative about the hand outs.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Better incentives for businesses. Tax breaks.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 25-34 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Other

    Bring more jobs back to America. A lot of jobs are saying they are looking for people with college degrees but are really hiring people that have gotten their certification. You can get that for half to a quarter of what you have to pay for a college degree. Go with the certification.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: Native American

    I don’t know.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 65+ IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    If they would not concentrate on giveaways and focus on education and work ethics.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 45-54 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    Pray.

  • AREA: Southeast GENDER: F PARTY: party AGE: 55-64 IDEOLOGY:   RACE: White

    I think they should support education and teachers, it’s about time they get a pay raise.

This article was posted in Verbatims by Civitas Staff on August 7, 2012 at 2:22 PM.

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    David Shipp
    David Shipp Aug 07, 2012 at 14:29

    Follow the model of DownsizeDC and pass a bill for one subject at a time. Include a truthful, relevant title in the Bills also.

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